On February 26th (February 13th according to Julian calendar) we commemorate: The Venerable Simeon (Myrrh-Gusher), from whose relics flowed myrrh – Chrism
Stefan Nemanja, the great ruler (Great Zupan) of the Serbian people, the consolidator of Serbian lands, creator of the independent Serbian state, defender of Orthodoxy and exterminator of heresy. At first, he was baptized in the Latin Church but later left this Church and embraced the Orthodox Church.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, President of the Republic of Serbia on 25 February 2014.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Cyprus Foreign Minister Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides at the Serbian Patriarchate on 21 February 2014.
Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Serbia, Her Excellency Mrs. Nafsika Krusti also attended the audience.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Mr. Nikola Selakovic, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate on 21 February 2014.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, presented the highest distinction of the Serbian Orthodox Church – the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree to the Archive of Serbia at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 20 February 2014.
On behalf of the Archive of Serbia, its Director, Dr. Miroslav Perisic, received this highest award of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The decision about presenting the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree for the professional engagement of the Archive of Serbia in preservation, arrangement and processing the archival material of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the country and abroad, was brought by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at the proposal of Patriarch Irinej.